Dr. Saturday will be looking at the 25 most interesting teams headed into spring football through March, examining which programs have the biggest questions, the most expectations and the best storylines. This isn’t a list of the 25 best teams going into the spring, just the 25 we’re keeping the closest eye on. Previously: Oregon.
What happened in 2012
It’s fair to say that Virginia Tech was one of the nation’s most disappointing teams last year despite finishing with a winning record and going to its 20th consecutive bowl game.
But that’s just not enough anymore.
No, after eight consecutive seasons of 10 or 11 wins, the bar is too high for a 7-6 season to be acceptable in Blacksburg.
There were signs that the 2012 season might be rough when the Hokies struggled to an overtime win against Georgia Tech. The Hokies fell to Pitt, Cincy and North Carolina before struggling with ACC foes Miami, Clemson and Florida State. Virginia Tech hadn’t lost six games since going 2-8 in 1992 and it put coach Frank Beamer squarely on the hot seat.
What makes them interesting in 2013
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